August: Reducing colony loss in the spring — an ongoing experiment.
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About the Event
- What's blooming? A monthly review of food sources for bees and other pollinators. Have plant you have noticed bees on? Share your pic from your phone to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include approximate location and name, if known.
- Bee Curious. A review of interesting bee related scientific articles .
- Test your knowledge! A trivia quiz that is seasonal or related to our monthly program.
- Club activities and business items. A monthly review of our club's services and discussion of club business.
- Maintenance calendar. An overview and discussion of seasonal activities in the apiary.
- Upcoming events. A review of upcoming conferences or other club related activities.
Our special program for August will be a summary of member Carl Korschgen experiments to reduce colony losses in the spring. Carl has developed a four step plan over the last two years to mitigate colony loss in late winter and early spring. The summary will review his findings on the spring turnover in the colony when the winter worker bees go through a transition to become nurse bees or forager bees. Carl was a research biologist for the US Department of Interior for 32 years. When he retired in 2009 he started keeping bees. He enjoys working with the bees and also making innovative hive components to increase the bees productivity.